Charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Gambia

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Gambian power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type G power charger.

Gambian power outlet

When packing for a vacation to Gambia it can be useful to know if you can power all your electrical devices such as mobiles or tablets that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which power socket is used in Gambia you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . If you're visiting Gambia the following useful instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G Gambian power outlet, with the Gambians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Gambia from another region ensure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Gambian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Gambia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Gambia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Gambian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Gambia?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Gambia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Gambian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Gambia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Gambia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Gambia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Gambian power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Gambian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle Fire Second Generation situated to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes around under 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the 8.9" Kindle Fire battery life should last 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambia - wikipedia.org web page about Gambia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201016060&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  7. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters